Liz Wheeler is Meghan McCain’s top pick to replace her at ‘The View’

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“The View” has been in talks for months with a fire-and-fury conservative podcast host who isn’t shy about calling out the unconventional left — and is Meghan McCain’s top selection to replace her, insiders mentioned.

Producers and insiders have mentioned the present is trying to find a unicorn who can enchantment to conservative girls, but in addition be palatable to the present’s bread-and-butter liberals.

Liz Wheeler, 32, beforehand labored as a bunch for the conservative One America News Network has been in talks with the present since September.

“They said they were impressed with my video podcast ‘The Liz Wheeler Show’ and my voice,” Wheeler mentioned. “This is encouraging to see The View, with their enormous audience and influence over demographics of key voters, consider more objective voices.”

She added, “Mass Formation Psychosis is driving so many others on other TV channels to parrot party talking points and silence the half of the country whose views I represent.”

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Liz Wheeler is Meghan McCain’s top selection to replace her on “The View.”
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Wheeler has been by means of a number of rounds of interviews with layers of View administration, together with Executive Producer Brian Teta.

“Their dream host is Condoleezza Rice,” mentioned one insider, including that Wheeler had been grilled about her views on Trump, paid household depart, abortion and the 2020 election.

If Wheeler did get the job, it could push the conservative seat on the present significantly rightward. Unlike McCain, Wheeler takes a principally favorable view of Trump and through the years has most well-liked unyielding positions on red-meat points on her present and social media.

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Liz Wheeler is unvaccinated, which can stop her being employed for “The View.”

“The communists at Black Lives Matter don’t like when I point out that they’re communists,” she mentioned in one July tweet. She has blasted Anthony Fauci as “one of the most dangerous liars our nation has ever known.”

But Wheeler faces at least one massive impediment — she is unvaccinated. That difficulty allegedly sank Lisa Booth, one other contender for the seat.

“if someone is not vaccinated, they would not be under consideration as that’s against our corporate policy,” a View insider mentioned, suggesting it could be a dealbreaker for Wheeler as properly.

Shortly earlier than she departed, McCain provided an inventory of her most well-liked candidates to Teta and different top present leaders.

In addition to Wheeler within the top spot, different names McCain provided had been Allie Beth Stuckey, a bunch for BlazeTV; Lauren Chen, a conservative commentator; and Kelsey Harkness, a senior coverage analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum.

Wheeler is the one one of many 4 contacted by the present, the ladies confirmed.

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Unlike Meghan McCain, Wheeler helps former President Trump. She has additionally known as Dr. Anthony Fauci “one of the most dangerous liars” on this planet.
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McCain declined to remark.

“I appreciate Meghan recommending me, but frankly based on the way she was treated by her co-hosts, the show seems like a pretty toxic environment! If I want to be ganged up on by a crowd of angry liberals, I suppose I’ll just have to stick to Twitter for now,” Chen mentioned.

Since McCain’s acrimonious departure in August, The View has struggled to discover a everlasting host to fill the seat, as an alternative counting on a rotating forged of characters as visitor hosts. These have included Rice, Carly Fiorina, Eboni Ok. Williams, Cameran Eubanks, Gretchen Carlson and Tara Setmayer.

Lauren Chen
Conservative commentator Lauren Chen was additionally really useful by Meghan McCain however she mentioned she wouldn’t need to work for such a “toxic environment.”
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“Our plans are on track as we continue to look for the right person to join our panel of smart, dynamic women. We will be welcoming guest co-hosts for return appearances as well as some new names in the coming weeks once we are back in studio,” a View spokesperson mentioned.

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